October 20 is World Osteoporosis Day.
World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on October 20, and launches a year-long campaign dedicated
to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone
Organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, World Osteoporosis Day
involves campaigns by national osteoporosis patient societies from around the world with activities
in over 90 countries. Join in your local World Osteoporosis Day events and campaigns taking place near you.
LifeScience Moment: The Prescription Drug Amendment was signed into law."
On October 26, 1951, the Durham-Humphrey Amendment, also known as the Prescription Drug Amendment,
was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The act defined two specific categories for medications:
legend (prescription) and over-the-counter (OTC).
The amendment was co-sponsored by former vice president and Minnesota senator Hubert H. Humphrey Jr. (D),
a pharmacist in South Dakota before entering politics, and Carl Durham (D), a pharmacist who represented
Life Science Evolution...
It's a Small World
"It is a popular delusion that the scientific enquirer is under an obligation not to go beyond generalisation of observed facts...but anyone who is practically acquainted with scientific work is aware that those who refuse to go beyond the facts, rarely get as far."
Thomas H. Huxley, English biologist